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Babbage and Lovelace

Synopsis
The central figure of 19th-century computing was Charles Babbage (1791-1871), who may be said to have pioneered the modern computer age with his ‘difference engines’ and his ‘analytical engine’, although his influence on subsequent generations is hard to assess. Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of Lord Byron and a close friend of Babbage, produced a perceptive commentary on the powers and potential of the analytical engine; this was essentially an introduction to what we now call programming. [44 minutes]
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
computer programming; computers; history of computing; Babbage, Charles; Ada, Countess of Lovelace

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http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/hamilton-boole-and-their-algebras
Price
free
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Contributor
Raymond Flood

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Gresham College

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